1.A spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director.
2.In the Roman Catholic, Greek, and Anglican or Protestant Episcopal churches, one ordained to the highest order of the ministry, superior to the priesthood, and generally claiming to be a successor of the Apostles. The bishop is usually the spiritual head or ruler of a diocese, bishopric, or see.
Bishop in partibus [infidelium]
(R. C. Ch.) a bishop of a see which does not actually exist; one who has the office of bishop, without especial jurisdiction.
Titular bishop
(R. C. Ch.) a term officially substituted in 1882 for bishop in partibus.
- Shipley.
Bench of Bishops
See under Bench.
3.In the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of the highest church officers or superintendents.
4.A piece used in the game of chess, bearing a representation of a bishop's miter; - formerly called archer.
5.A beverage, being a mixture of wine, oranges or lemons, and sugar.
6.An old name for a woman's bustle.
If, by her bishop, or her "grace" alone,
A genuine lady, or a church, is known.
- Saxe.
v. t.1.To admit into the church by confirmation; to confirm; hence, to receive formally to favor.
[imp. & p. p. Bishoped ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bishoping.]
1.(Far.) To make seem younger, by operating on the teeth; as, to bishop an old horse or his teeth.
[imp. & p. p. Bishoped ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bishoping.]
Noun1.Bishopbishop - a clergyman having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve apostles of Christ
2.bishop - port wine mulled with oranges and cloves
3.bishop - (chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color

BISHOP. An ecclesiastical officer, who is the chief of the clergy of his diocese, and is the archbishop's assistant. Happily for this country, these officers are not recognized by law. They derive all their authority from the churches over which they preside. Bishop's COURT, Eng. law. An ecclesiastical court held in the cathedral of each diocese, the judge of which is the bishop's chancellor.

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